Should I use an Estimator or a Quantity Surveyor?

Updated: May 30, 2020

" The Estimators and Quantity Surveyors you want to work with "

We have encountered many construction companies that do not use the services of an Estimator or a Quantity Surveyor. Should they use them? The Answer is 100% Yes, they should! The Estimators and Quantity Surveyors are the construction industry professionals with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts, they will easily pay for themselves and will save and make you money in the long run. The Estimator does an accurate takeoff from sketches or drawings and specification and using different pricing techniques he will be able to provide you with an extensive breakdown of the total costs required to complete a project. He can provide you with a budget cost or depending on your requirement he can create a full Schedule of works or Bill of Quantities which can be priced using the first principle of estimating. He will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown for all your labour requirements, plant requirement and the type and quantities of the materials that are being used at the construction stage. For fixed prices, he can send the BOQ to the relevant subcontractors if required. By using an estimator you will exponentially reduce all the risks and considerably increase your chances of securing a project. The Quantity Surveyor after being awarded the project will mobilise to negotiate and place all the orders and will keep all costs under control during the construction stage. He will negotiate on his client behalf with all the subcontractors and deal with all the variations that appear during the construction stage. He will focus on reducing the costs, protecting the margins and increasing the profit. He is the person you want to have beside you when building a construction project and when you want to keep all the costs under control.

He will constantly liaison with you for the whole duration of the project making sure all your requirements are met.

The Estimating Group offers a complete package for Estimating and Quantity Surveying Services to all types of Clients (Subcontractors, Main Contractors, Developers, General Builders, Architects, Suppliers, Consultancies and Private Clients). We emphasize on the quality of the services we provide and we always try to exceed your expectations so if you require our services, please don't hesitate to contact us as we are happy to assist you.

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